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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1880 on: 01/10/2019 08:02 pm »
Thanks to the powers that be for giving us this video. As stated before I remain skeptical of this approach as they are now doing it.  Perhaps some occasional success but I don't see them making routine successful catches into that net without substantial changes in method.  .And. I think there will be problems keeping it in the net once the net bears weight and the parafoil falls back to a high drag position to try to keep up its load.  Unless / hopefully there is a parachute cutaway function.  OK, that part is simple to fix if it is a problem.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1881 on: 01/12/2019 05:01 pm »
Is the strategy of catching fairings in a net at least getting closer? The recent video is cool but the system is still failing even in more controlled settings.

Maybe they should invest in waterproofing the fairing instead.

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Fairing reuse
« Reply #1882 on: 01/12/2019 06:00 pm »
Is the strategy of catching fairings in a net at least getting closer? The recent video is cool but the system is still failing even in more controlled settings.

I don’t know - do you have any previous videos to compare against to suggest if they are getting worse? If so, please share them.

Maybe they should invest in waterproofing the fairing instead.

It’s almost as if you intentionally miss Elon statements about this issue. He tweeted about it recently.
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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1883 on: 01/12/2019 06:39 pm »
BTW, here is one of his tweets suggesting that there is a parallel effort to also waterproof the fairings more:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1069679948103847939

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1884 on: 01/12/2019 06:51 pm »
Maybe they should invest in waterproofing the fairing instead.
Itís almost as if you intentionally miss Elon statements about this issue. He tweeted about it recently.

I'm not sure the tweet "suggests" a parallel effort enough to justify calling out a fair observation.  YMMV

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Re: Fairing reuse
« Reply #1885 on: 01/14/2019 02:51 am »
Do we know about the bouncy raft that's behind Mr. Steven?  This goes back into late December but I haven't seen it discussed here.  Looks to me like a smaller, less maneuverable target.?.  The location of the video is just out of the port.

https://twitter.com/Eugen_Chigarin/status/1079727702553382912

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